(Well worth the read.........)
" ...... But what Jimmy finds most endearing is Alex's bad attitude.
As bored with the experiments as Jimmy is with school,
the parrot would abruptly squawk, "I'm going away now,"
then refuse to cooperate further.
Except for the part about Jimmy and the imminent apocalypse
(still, fingers crossed, a few decades away), all of the above is true.
Until he was found dead 10 days ago in his cage at a Brandeis University
psych lab, Alex was the subject of 30 years of experiments
challenging the most basic assumptions about animal intelligence. .... "